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Flatland : a Romance of Many Dimensions (84 Edition)

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With wry humor and penetrating satire, Flatland takes us on a mind-expanding journey into a different world to give us a new vision of our own. A. Square, the slightly befuddled narrator, is born into a place limited to two dimensions—irrevocably flat—and peopled by a hierarchy of geometrical forms. In a Gulliver-like tour of his bizarre homeland, A. Square spins a fascinating tale of domestic drama and political turmoil, from sex among consenting triangles to the intentional subjugation of Flatlands females. He tells of visits to Lineland, the world of one dimension, and Pointland, the world of no dimension. But when A. Square dares to speak openly of a third, or even a fourth, dimension, his tragic fate climaxes a brilliant parody of Victorian society. An underground favorite since its publication in England in1884, Flatland is as prophetic a science fiction classic as the works of H. G. Wells, introducing aspects of relativity and hyperspace years before Einsteins famous theories. And it does so with wonderful, enduring enchantment.

 

With an Introduction by Valerie Smith and a New Afterword by John Allen Paulos

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Flatland, a place of two dimensions peopled by a hierarchy of geometrical forms, is the home of narrator A. Square, who takes a tour of his bizarre homeland. This tour provides a hilarious satire on Victorian society with questions about the nature of the universe.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451529763
Introduction:
Smith, Valerie
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Introduction by:
Smith, Valerie
Introduction:
Smith, Valerie
Author:
Smith, Valerie
Author:
Abbott, Edwin Abbott
Author:
Paulos, John Allen
Author:
Abbott, Edwin A.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Signet Classics
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
6.86x4.32x.45 in. .18 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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